Top 3 trendy foods to try in Palo Alto

Visiting Palo Alto? A huge foodie? Here are the most insta-worthy foods in Palo Alto.
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by Joyce Wen
October 20, 2015

With the advent of foodie instagrams, cooking blogs, and celebrity chefs, food has taken on a whole new meaning. From ramen burgers to Super Duper burgers, from Oreo brownies to the Milk Bar soft serve, restaurants are coming up with more and more creative menu items. Here are three must-try trendy foods in Palo Alto, California:


Sushirrito was created in 2008 by Peter Yen, who wanted to combine two of the Bay Area’s favorite foods: sushi and burritos...the end result was the Sushirrito. Situated in downtown Palo Alto, Sushirrito has an open storefront with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light. The space is narrow and a bit cramped, but the well-designed floor plan prevents overcrowding. The decor is aesthetically pleasing--simple, yet modern, and sleek black tables coupled with wooden benches are spread throughout the store. If you do end up visiting, be sure to order “The Sumo,” a delicious amalgamation of shrimp tempura, Surimi crab, shaved cabbage, cucumber, ginger guac, and red tempura flakes.


Also located in downtown Palo Alto, Cream has mastered the art of the ice cream sandwich. With over 21 flavors of ice cream and 10 types of cookies to choose from, you’ll be sure to find your favorite combination. The store itself has a very open floor plan; the entire storefront is open to the street, giving Cream a lively and welcoming feel. Inside, the walls are decorated with modern metallic, glass, and tiling finishes, as well as flat-screen TV’s that show Cream’s menu and Instagram feed. The must-try here is the chocolate chip cookie and green tea ice cream sandwich. The sweetness of the cookie is offset by the slight bitterness of the ice cream.

Chantal Guillon

A trendy food list wouldn’t be complete without macaroons. For those of you who don’t know, macaroons are a type of small, circular cake, typically made from ground almonds or coconuts. They were invented in France and since then, have taken food blogs and Instagrams by storm. Chantal Guillon is a popular macaroon vendor in Palo Alto. They offer numerous flavors, including rose, pistachio, peach, with my personal favorite being the salted caramel. The store is well-decorated in a feminine, slightly French style. All white everything give the space a sophisticated feeling.

By Joyce Wen